Each year the Saskatoon Royal Astronomical Society and Circle Park Mall host an astronomy night. As part of Earth Hour the mall turns off its parking lot lights and the RASC members bring out their telescopes for a free public viewing. This year this will take place on March 29. None of the other details are available yet but obviously this will take place starting around sunset.
The U of S Observatory is open to the general public every Saturday of the year. Admission is free. The observatory is located on campus, one block north of the Wiggins Avenue and College Drive entrance. Current events are recorded on the Astronomy Information Line at 966-6429.
In March the observatory is open from 8:30 to 10:30
In April the observatory is open from 9:30 to 11:30
906 Central Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2G8
PHIL 398 Philosophy in Education: An Introduction to Philosophy for Children was the pilot course which introduced philosophy for children to U of S undergraduate students and a grade five/six class at Hugh Cairns VC School in the winter term of 2013.
Philosophy for Children (P4C) introduces children to philosophy through thought experiments, reasoning games, and children’s literature. The Department of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan aims to advance P4C in the Saskatoon Public School Division through a new experiential learning course, Phil 267 Philosophy in Education: an Introduction to Philosophy for Children. This course brings undergraduate students together with elementary school children in an public school classroom to explore the big questions.
Guest Speaker Erin DeLathouwer, Program Coordinator, Philosophy for Children: a new program at the U of S that brings undergraduate students together with elementary school children in a public school classroom to explore the big questions.
3737 Wascana Parkway
Multipurpose Room, Riddell Cente, SK
243 21st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B7
Saskatoon Darwin day celebration is Feb. 12, 7:00 to 9:30 at the Francis Morrison library 311 – 23rd St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
February 12th is the birthday of Charles Darwin, and “Darwin Day” is a global celebration of science and reason. This will be the 6th celebration in Saskatoon and the 4th year that the Saskatchewan Minister of Education has recognised February 12 as Darwin Day in Saskatchewan!
Come and help us celebrate Darwin’s 205th birthday with a presentation followed by a discussion. Our speaker this year is U of S Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology Professor Julia Boughner:
Survival of the…Happiest? The evolutionary use of happiness, Darwin-style
Human culture is arguably as important as human biology for our species’ survival and success. In an age when a lot of us have more resources than our ancestors ever did, many of us still find it difficult if not impossible to be happy. Based on Darwin’s own suggestion that “the vigorous, the healthy, and the happy survive and multiply” this talk explores the evolutionary benefits of happiness in the 21st century.
Birthday cake and coffee will be available in the foyer following the event. Note that no food or drink is permitted in the theatre.
Schedule of Events (subject to change):
6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Introduction & Presentation
8:30 pm Birthday Cake & Coffee
9:30 pm Pub Discussion (anyone interested can join us for further discussion & cheer - at nearby The Woods Ale House)
You are welcome to attend all or any part of the event.
Donations are welcome and appreciated. Suggested donation: $10 (not required). Charitable donations to the Centre for Inquiry Saskatoon are eligible for a tax receipt if contact information is provided.
Come out for an evening celebrating science!